We recently reported that Angel Olsen's new record Burn Your Fire For No Witness will be coming out February 18th, 2014 under Jagjaguwar. Along with the announcement was a sneak preview to her new song "Forgiven/Forgotten." Now an official music video for the song is released, and you can watch it here.
Zia Anger was the director on the video and shared details on the filming process with Olsen.
"I traveled to Asheville with a couple rolls of 16mm film and a Bolex camera. The only idea Angel and I had decided on was that she should be given a chance to act -- to perform in a way most people have never seen her perform," Anger says.
"Upon arriving I was immediately struck by the beautiful and unruly area of Malvern Hills. Suburbia had never spoken to me like that before. Our idea morphed into a suburban fantasy just as lawless as its backdrop. It is complete with a 'Freaks and Geeks'-inspired lovers quarrel that ends with the male character physically being hand-scratched out of the film," she adds.
Sounds powerful. But when you give it a watch you'll see there is a comedic vibe. The playfulness works well with a song that's more upbeat and electric than the bulk of Olsen's previous Half Way Home album.
Have a watch for yourself:
Olsen has a huge spring tour coming up. Here are the dates for the month of February. See Olsen's site for the complete list.
Tues. Feb. 18 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
Thurs. Feb. 20 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Sat. Feb. 22 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
Sun. Feb. 23 - Fayetteville, AR @ JR's Lightbulb Club
Mon. Feb. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Tues. Feb. 25 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Stream "Forgiven/Forgotten" here.